Country: Portugal Region: Douro Valley
Vintage: N/V Colour: Red Style: Fortified/Dessert
THE WINE: Warre’s Otima 20 Year-Old-Tawny reflects the complexity and finesse acquired from prolonged ageing in seasoned wood. The freshness of youth is still present, underpinned by the balanced acidity which is a hallmark of all fine wine. The concentration resulting from gradual evaporation over two decades is perfectly balanced by a refined, aromatic range and voluptuous texture.
Warre’s OTIMA 20 Year Old undergoes fermentation with natural yeast at between 24 to 28ºC. Once the must has fermented to the desired degree of sweetness (usually within 48 hours), fortification takes place with grape brandy at 77% v/ v (generally 80% must / 20% brandy)
The translucent copper coloured tone of the wine is matched by the beautiful soft nutty aromas gained by a full twenty years ageing in seasoned oak casks. OTIMA 20 Years is rich and delicate, but never cloying; the tannins and acidity ensure balance and perfect length
Food Matches: Superb with cheese, nuts or dried fruit after a meal or on its own.